Declassified appearance updated Equinox SUV. In addition, details became known about the changes in the engine range of the model.
The world premiere of the Chevrolet Equinox crossover current generation took place in autumn 2016 in the States, its sales started in early 2017. At home cross not just is the most popular SUV brand, but also occupies the second place among all models Chevrolet: at the end of last year realized 346 048 car, which is 4% higher compared to 2018 (the first place in the family of Silverado – sold about 575,000 units). The time came planned the restyling and camouflaged test samples have fished in the United States. However, fully refreshed Equinox declassified not in America, and in China – pictures of the car without any camouflage have appeared in the local database of the Ministry of industry. By the way, in China the model is also the leader among all SUV brand, although there is cross lost customers: in January-November 2019 (the data for the full year yet) it has sold 47 copies of 559 – 29% less than the year before.
So, the main “trick” the updated Chevrolet Equinox – forked head optics (above, apparently arranged strips DRL and underneath the main headlight units). Also, the SUV got a different grille and front bumper, the lights changed “stuffing”. In China, the redesigned cross, like its predecessor, will also be available in the “sportivnoy” version of RS, it features a black decoration on the body instead of chrome. The model is not marred. Most likely, inside there are new trim materials Yes fresh multimedia system.
After restyling Chinese Equinox slightly “shrunk”: the length is now 4646 mm, 6 mm less than the pre-reform SUV. The remaining dimensions have not changed: width 1843 mm height 1688 mm, wheelbase – 2725 mm.
In China the change of the base gasoline to “turboservice” capacity of 1.5 169 HP came turbo 1.3. The number of cylinders the engine of the new Ministry of industry is not indicated, but there is a factory index – L3Z. Apparently, the cross received “turbotron”, familiar from others presented in China models of General Motors. From Equinox to 1.3 T announced a return to the 158 HP, although often after the official presentation of the new products GM is called a higher power than the “spelled out” in the documents of the certification body. Anyway, the maximum efficiency of this engine – 165 HP Chevrolet Equinox in China will continue to be available with “turboservice” 2.0, but, again according to the industry Ministry, out of her cut – from 260 to 237 HP On the boxes is a single word. From the pre-reform crossover 1.5 T engine matched with a six-speed “automatic” top-end engine – with 9АКП. Actuator – front or full.
The Chinese market, a refreshed Chevrolet Equinox should be out in the first half of this year. Then this SUV will appear in the US, but not to get the American version of the new base motor. Note, in the States at the previous Equinox engine 1.5 T produces 173 HP, two-liter – 256 HP